Isight camera removable?

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  1. Batman101 macrumors member

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    Can i buy the macbook and remove the camera physically? I cannot bring camera to where i work and i want a macbook so badly!
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    It can, but not without extensive teardown. It's not a job for an amateur.
     
  3. bigjobby macrumors 65816

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    Just buy one but don't take it into work. Problem solved.
     
  4. henry72 macrumors 65816

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    You can stick something on top the iSight camera too :D
     
  5. brand macrumors 601

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    I would imagine that if he can not being cameras to where he works that merely covering up the lens would not be an option.
     
  6. iViet macrumors member

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    u can always stab it with a screwdriver, tedaooo problem solved, quick, easy, & cheap
     
  7. Hellishness macrumors 65816

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    Do they really check that extensively? Will they even believe that you removed it?
     
  8. mingoglia macrumors 6502

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    That's very interesting. I've never heard of someone having this be an issue but then again I know there are places where you can't bring cameras...such as data centers. Sucks dude. wish I had a solution. Unfortunately almost every laptop these days have a camera.

    Mike
     
  9. bigjobby macrumors 65816

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    and phones too.
     
  10. TEG macrumors 604

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    You can actually call Apple Sales, and get one without the camera. They don't have it on their website, but I have heard of people doing it with little issue.

    TEG
     
  11. mac1919 macrumors newbie

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    I've been in plenty of places where they don't allow cameras of
    any kind, e.g. defense contractors, federal courthouses, etc.

    Last time I was in court, there was a sign out front before the
    airport-style security gate that prohibits cell phones with cameras
    and laptops with webcams.

    If I had to go to work everyday with that kind of ********, I'd be
    pissed. I have read somewhere that a "genius" at the Apple
    store will remove an isight camera upon request.
     
  12. Batman101 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the info, i will go to my apple store and asked! I should probably think of that earlier, i always assume the salesman would said no for sure.
     
  13. Batman101 thread starter macrumors member

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    Okay, I asked the genius in the store and they said its impossible, instead they try to get me to buy the ipad. That isnt very helpful at all because i want a computer with OSX, not the iphone OS. I really do not want an iphone OS, and lets just leave it at that.

    Anyways, i always heard that if a person does not get help from the genius in store, they can always make a call to apple and tried to negotiate something from there, can someone tell me the phone number? Without having a real computer with me, i could not post the serial number and thus could not get the online help/service/get them to phone me option that i want.
     
  14. dr. shdw macrumors 6502a

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    Call Apple Sales, not ask the retarded "Genius".
     
  15. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    There's nothing to negotiate? They can't build one for you without an iSight, and you're already free to remove it yourself. I don't really see why you need to call anyone.
     
  16. Batman101 thread starter macrumors member

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    I have to admit that i am a noob on computer, any safe way to remove the camera without the risk of damaging the notebook?
     
  17. AndrewCjDuong macrumors member

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    My father works for the government and they don't allow any sort of cameras in there. I had to modify his iPhone and BlackBerry. That was simple. For the Macbook Pro. The department ordered him one with the camera removed from Apple. So it is possible
     
  18. unamused macrumors 6502

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    wait what? you've never heard of this being an issue but youve heard of it before? :confused: :p

    seriously... the people behind the desk are hardly genius's... if you spend your time doing research online you will know more about the product then the so called genius. I walked into an apple store once and asked if the MBP had an IPS panel... they all looked at me like i was speaking some foreign language.

    needless to say, calling the hotline will probably give you a much better option. Do you really want it without a camera though?
     
  19. millertime021 macrumors 6502a

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    That's what I was thinking haha ;)
     
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    Maybe try to stab the camera with a drill by making a hole right in the glass where the webcam is, i guess you can do it but you risk to break your glass
     
  22. fabian9 macrumors 65816

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    Wouldn't this solve your problem?

    [​IMG]

    just paint it over the camera - won't be able to see the camera anymore and the camera won't be able to see you anymore. :)
     
  23. Batman101 thread starter macrumors member

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    No idea why the saleswoman seems to be very resented that i called her and she is being slightly rude to me. She said its not possible to sell me a macbook pro without an isight camera.

    She even tried to find me a previous version of macbook pro without an isight camera. That moment that i thought she might not have an idea of what she is saying because even i know without researching that all macbook pro has an isight camera.

    So I might call later, hopefully its not her again!
     
  24. gethyphyyo macrumors regular

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    email customer relations and express to them you don't believe the sales department has the information you need to order a computer.
     
  25. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Why can't you bring the camera to work?

    By the way, you can barely even see the camera. No one will notice it:D
     

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